Morning Report

Morning Report: Mitch Keller Makes His Second Playoff Start

Mitch Keller struggled in his first playoff start, which still ended in a Bradenton victory. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Morning Report: Mitch Keller Makes His Second Playoff Start
John Dreker

It wasn't a good day for the playoffs on Saturday, with Bradenton losing 5-4 to even up their series, while Altoona had their game rained out. Everything I wrote for Brandon Waddell in yesterday's Morning Report still stands today, so you can check that link out if you want to read up on him and his match-up with Akron. Altoona needs to win today or their season is over. From the prospect standpoint, the big game will be in Bradenton tonight.

Mitch Keller pitched the first game of the playoffs back on Tuesday and he went 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out eight batters. It was his second start for Bradenton and besides the strikeouts, it was nothing like the first game when he threw six shutout innings. That playoff start was the first time...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a 40% discount on the 2017 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail

Morning Report
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Morning Report

Morning Report: Bradenton is the Best Hitting Team in a Pitcher-Friendly League

John DrekerMay 29, 2017

Morning Report: Stat Updates for the Top 30 Prospects

John DrekerMay 28, 2017

Morning Report: A Look at the Lower Level Middle Infield Depth

John DrekerMay 27, 2017

Morning Report: The 2017 Draft Lacks Current Talent, But Has Potential Upside

John DrekerMay 26, 2017

Morning Report: Pirate City Updates and Prospect Status Notes

John DrekerMay 25, 2017

Morning Report: An Interesting Pitching Match-Up Tonight in Indianapolis

John DrekerMay 24, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2016 Pirates Prospects